WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Due to changes in the Wyoming Department of Health Communicable Disease Unit, The Tuberculosis Program is now part of the Communicable Disease Prevention and Services Programs. Although our name is changing, or services are not. We continue to provide education and support to the public and to health care professionals throughout the state of Wyoming.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE UNIT TUBERCULOSIS STAFF:
Darlena Schlachter, Communicable Disease Unit Manager: (307)777-7529
Tai Wright, Prevention Program Manager (interim): (307) 777-3562
REGIONAL DISEASE INTERVENTION EPIDEMIOLOGISTS:
NORTHEASTERN REGION: (STD / HEP) Albany, Big Horn, Campbell, Converse, Crook, Goshen, Hot Springs, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara, Platte, Sheridan, Washakie, Weston Counties.
Julie Newlin: (307) 777-6563
SOUTHWESTERN REGION (+LARAMIE CO): (STD / HEP) Carbon, Fremont, Laramie, Lincoln, Park, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton, Uinta Counties
Ashley Grajczyk : (307) 777-8005
Tai Wright : (307)777-3562
Courtney Smith: (307)777-2434
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2012 WYOMING TB REPORT
The 2012 Wyoming TB report is now available.
CLICK HERE to download or view the Department of Health 2012 Wyoming Tuberculosis Report
NEW SPANISH TUBERCULOSIS EDUCATION WEBSITE
The Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is pleased to announce the launch of the Spanish TB website at:
The website provides a variety of basic TB information on exposure, testing and treatment of the disease. This website includes translated DTBE fact sheets, publications, posters, recorded video and audio podcases in Spanish.
2012 TB MANUAL NOW AVAILABLE
Electronic version available here!
To request a hard copy version, please send an email through the TB Supplies email (email@example.com) with the header "TB Manual Request" and include your clinic name, attention to:, address, and phone number.
NEW TB MEDICATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
As of August 1, 2011 all clinics requesting TB medications must have the new Risk Assessment form completed with the patient's Social Security number. If the client does not have a Social Security number, please call the Wyoming Department of Health, TB Program prior to completion of the form.
SHOULD YOUR HEALTHCARE FACILITY BE CONDUCTING SCREENING FOR TB??
All healthcare facilities should have current policies in place to address TB screening, based on the November 2010 Wyoming Department of Health recommendations (CLICK HERE).
Please read and complete the CDC Guidance and Risk Assessment (below) to determine specific facility risk and appropriate screening frequency.
CDC TB Screening Guidance
CDC Facility Risk Assessment
Wyoming specific TB data is available on the Wyoming TB Statistics page of this website.
TB ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING *new dates added*
The next meeting of the Wyoming TB Advisory Committee will be held in Lander, WY on April 11-12, 2013.
All interested parties are welcome to attend. A call-in number may be provided before the meeting for those unable to attend in person.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Canyon Hardesty. Thank you
TB TESTING GUIDELINES AND FORMS:
~ CLICK HERE FOR NEW TARGETED TB TESTING GUIDELINES ~
~ CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT TB RISK ASSESSMENT FORM ~
This new Risk Assessment form will be required for all clients receiving state provided PPD.
~ CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT ONLINE TB SKIN TEST SUMMARY ~
All sites must use the new TB Skin Test Summary to report skin testing.
This must be completed and received prior to ordering additional TB Skin Testing Supplies.
For instructions on filling out the log, go to the Tuberculosis Program Forms/Supplies tab.